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Poster: JeffT Date: Oct 29, 2003 5:00am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Guidelines for making real video files

I'm a little confused. The above post says: "For dialup users, we decided not to include anything below 56Kbps." Yet the earlier post gives the parameters used to make the dialup file as:
/T 0,1,2,3,4,5 - 28K, 56K, single ISDN, dual ISDN, DSL/cable modem, corporate LAN
Isn't the 28K below 56K?

Also, why have speeds faster than 56K for the dialup? Is the destinction between "dialup" and "broadband" not necessarily that dialup file users will be using a dialup modem, but that there had to be two different sizes (320x240 for higher bandwidth; 160x120 for lower bandwidth) and the speeds included in each file were what looked best in the simulator? In other words, it is expected that someone with a broadband connection slower than 256 kbps will use the "dialup" file rather than the broadband file?

Another way to ask this is: for the parameters used to generate the files, would it be more precise to name them, "slower than 256Kbps" and "256Kbps or faster", rather than "dialup" and "broadband"?